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British pronunciation/bˈaɪ ɐ lˈɛmən/
American pronunciation/bˈaɪ ɐ lˈɛmən/
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to purchase an item, typically a product or object, that is defective, unsatisfactory, or of little value or use

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What is the origin of the idiom "buy a lemon" and when to use it?

The idiom "buy a lemon" originates from the early 20th century, where "lemon" was a slang term used to describe a faulty or defective vehicle, especially a used car. This phrase is used to describe the act of purchasing something, especially a big-ticket item like a car, that turns out to be faulty, defective, or of poor quality, leading to disappointment and regret.

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